Category Archives: Toronto

New Topics of Conversation…Finally

English teachers, especially new ones, love to talk about grammar and teaching. With the summer upon us and an huge influx of teachers for the busy summer season, things can get loud in the teacher’s room.  The debates about the … Continue reading

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Yellow Was the Night

Here it is Saturday and I realize that I haven’t kept up with the perfect moments of the past few days. It isn’t like there hasn’t been any.  Mostly, and I know this thanks to my Fitbit, I have just … Continue reading

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She Would Accept a Smile

Walking from A to B and then back to A can give you two different perspectives. All the places that were on the right on the trip out would be on the left for the trip back.  You would see … Continue reading

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A Sunrise Gift

On Friday morning, not having taken the early morning bus for quite some time, I was given a beautiful surprise.  I looked up from the book I was reading, which had been quite engrossing, and was greeted by the beautiful … Continue reading

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Bloor Street by Night

The addition to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) opened in 2007.  It certainly isn’t as controversial as the pyramid is at the Louvre, but it does raise some eyebrows.  I have even heard stories of it’s effect on the exhibits … Continue reading

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A Walk Downtown

I found myself in a different part of town today. The last time I had been there it had been dark and the view, although impressive, is quite different in the daylight.  For today’s perfect moment, I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Catching a Late Bus

It might be strange to call missing my bus Today’s Perfect Moment, but when you’re out with your best friends….things happen. So, we had a few drinks at a rather poor excuse for a bar–so poor in fact that it … Continue reading

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Fog, Philosophers and Fall

I did not consciously think of the alliterative title, but it certainly fits the disparate parts of my day….that now I wonder if they are indeed disparate at all. Fog When I left work, the whole area was encased in … Continue reading

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Lacking Context on the Crowded Side of the Street

  When leaving the subway station, I turn left and head to work. Like in all things, linear or not, there are options.  My option my not be another route, but I do get to choose the side of the … Continue reading

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Noticing the Barely Noticeable

I didn’t notice it at first, but maybe because it wasn’t that noticeable. Subtle differences in everyday life are not that distinctive.  A situation that is not identical every day is likely to not resonate differences mostly because it is … Continue reading

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